Thanks for the alacritous response. I got a little stuck though
root (sda, 2)
error: unable to parse integer [or something like that]
in the post it said to type: "root (hd1, 0)" but since my hard drive is sata and its all on the same drive and linux is on the 2nd partition i figured it would be: "root (sda, 2)" but it isn't.